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« on: May 15, 2012 10:02:55 AM »

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Not-So-Basic Tanktop using the BERNINA 330

Spring is in the air! With the weather getting warmer, I found myself in need of some seasonal attire, so I set to work on a new tank top!



For this project, I started with a basic white t-shirt.



I cut off the sleeves and the neck to turn it into a basic tank.



Instead of simply hemming the raw edges, I decided to try my hand at a blindstitch.  First, I basted my hems by setting my BERNINA 330 to the straight stitch and maxing out my stitch length.  Then, I set my BERNINA 330 to stitch #7 for the blindstitch.  The little foot icon told me that I needed the #5 presser foot for this stitch.



Each presser foot was stamped with its number, too.  See the number five on the bottom left?  This machine is fool proof!



Let's do this.



Success!



I repeated this procedure with the arm holes, bouncing back and forth between the basting stitch with presser foot 1, and the blindstitch with presser foot 5.  Good thing those feet are a cinch to pop on and off!!  The BERNINA 330 made the switch even easier by remembering my settings for the straight stitch every time I returned to basting.  I simply pushed the button for stitch #1, and the settings were just as I had left them.



See how the bars on the right side of the screen are all the way up to five?  That's exactly where I wanted them to be!

And of course, presser foot #1 was also conveniently labeled:



Accessing the sleeves was super easy thanks to the extra space below the base.



I picked out some fancy patterned fabric and sewed it to the center of my now tank with a simple straight stitch.  I added a decorative flair to the bottom hem of my shirt by using one of the BERNINA 330's awesome decorative stitches (#32).



Now I'm ready to show it off!

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 02:14:15 PM »

Great transformation from boxy tee into cute tank, Abbeeroad.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 04:40:04 PM »

Its always a marvel to me when people make their own clothes!  That is such a cute tank!  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012 05:08:11 PM »

Loooove this style of tank.  The decorative stitching along the bottom is a great touch, too -- kudos!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012 07:00:21 AM »

Thanks guys! Cheesy
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